Ellen Mueller

2016 MACAA Conference

by Ellen Mueller on October 17, 2016, no comments

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I’ll be chairing a panel at the MACAA conference in Cincinnati entitled, “Time-Based Art & Design: Finding the Language of Critique,” on Friday, October 28, 11:15-12:30, in DAAP 3430. My panelists include:

Tiffany Funk; Ph.D. candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago; ““Command-line Bullshittery,” the Myth of Computer Literacy, and the 4th Dimension: Towards a Performative Pedagogical Foundation of Time-Based Media Arts”

Holly Hey; The University of Toledo; “Appreciating the Static Image: Identifying and Developing Rhythmic Patterns for Time Based Media Critique”

Sara Holwerda; Independent Educator; “Time Experienced or Imagined: Discussing Time-Based Media Using Foundational and Interdisciplinary Art Practices”

Rachel Weaver; Indiana University Bloomington; “Critical Inclusion: Valuing Student Perspectives, Queering Practice, and Hybridizing Pedagogy for 4D Media Critique “

List of conference events free and open to the public:

October 26
Hal Foster lecture from 5-6pm in DAAP Room 4400, corner of Clifton Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvd., sponsored by Vista Foundation

October 27
Jon Rubin lecture from 4-5pm in DAAP 4400, corner of Clifton Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvd., sponsored by FotoFocus & UC Distinguished Speaker Fund

October 28
Hamza Walker lecture from 5-6pm at the Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, sponsored by UC Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Exhibition: Better Than Art: MACAA 2016 Conference Attendee Exhibition

For more information about the conference and events, visit: http://www.macaart.org/conference.html



“Paths Traveled” has launched

by Ellen Mueller on October 14, 2016, no comments


Paths Traveled is a collection of audio tours in and around Buckhannon, WV; available at:

Community members contribute audio tours of the town and the surrounding area. Subjects range far and wide — from historical information, to personal stories, to hiking and biking trails, architectural information, favorite places to walk a dog, geographical phenomena, best place to spot cats, favorite/least favorite locations, natural escapes, and various other points of interest.

Visitors and locals are encouraged to take the podcasts with them on their mobile devices, and enjoy the paths traveled throughout the Buckhannon area.

Currently, there are three tours posted on the blog, and I have 4 more in the pipeline. If you are interested in contributing an audio tour, please contact Ellen Mueller at ellen@ellenmueller.com

Paths Traveled is also available on iTunes.

2016 SECAC Conference

by Ellen Mueller on October 12, 2016, no comments


SECAC’s Travel Shorts. A Moving Image Festival will be on view at the Armory Mezzanine Gallery at Virginia Tech during the 2016 SECAC Conference. My work, Demarcation: Cairns Shore, will be a part of this project. 


I’ll also be chairing a panel at the SECAC conference in Roanoke entitled, “Approaches to 4D Practices in Foundations,” on Friday, Oct 21, 8am-9:45am. My panelists include:

Loraine Wible, Northern Kentucky University – “Film Critique applied to all 4D media”

Mark McCoinLibby Rowe, University of Texas at San Antonio; Cristina Goletti, Universidad de Las Américas Puebla – “Time-based Studio Arts Practice: Foundations and Critique”

McLean Fahnestock, Austin Peay State University –  “Chance and Uncertainty in 4D: Circuit-bending”

Katie Hargrave, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – “Curriculum Redesign: What about 4D?”